Delphina

 

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Ear Trumpet Labs’ distinctive microphones have become the new gold standard among Americana and bluegrass guitarists.
— Acoustic Guitar Magazine

Our most popular special order, released as its own model! Sounds just like Myrtle, looks like Edwina, with a snappy brass bracket to set it apart. For a number of years people have requested a lower-profile ensemble mic. They wanted the sonic characteristics of our most popular ensemble mic, Myrtle (full low-end response, flexibility for multiple players), with the portability and sleekness of our signature Edwina. We have been building this hybrid model as a custom special order for a number of years and have decided to introduce it to our standard line of microphones. A large-diaphragm condenser microphone with distinctive but not domineering looks. Delphina takes the warm, detailed sound and astonishing feedback rejection of our standard Edwina, and adds a low-end tuned for accurately capturing acoustic instruments from any distance, just like our popular Myrtle.

This model has been a favorite of Del McCoury’s for the last two years, and we wanted to honor the silver-haired king of bluegrass in the product name… introducing Delphina!

For a crisper tone with a bit more presence for the same applications, consider Louise/Josephine. For the same tone in a spring-suspended design, consider Myrtle. For a similar tone in a design tailored for closer micing, consider Edwina.

$599

FEATURES

  • Hand-made microphone with unique appearance

  • Side or end address, using pivoting brass bracket

  • Capsule and electronics tuned for close to medium distance use on the most difficult stages with excellent feedback rejection

  • Internal shock dampers for minimal handling noise

  • Integral silk and mesh pop filter, for effective control of plosives without loss of clarity

  • Transformerless FET fully balanced electronics

  • Highest quality hand-wired electronic components - film caps, precision resistors, hand tested and matched transistors, with component values tuned for the individual circuit.

  • 30-Day Full Return Policy & Lifetime Warranty

SUGGESTED APPLICATIONS

Ideal for single-miking soloists or small acoustic ensembles, including acoustic instruments and multiple vocalists, on stage or in studio.

Notable Users

Del McCoury, Mandolin Orange

Prefer a Stereo PaIr?

A closely matched stereo pair of Delphinas makes for an incredibly useful and flexible tool for all applications in the studio and on the stage. In stereo, they make ideal drum overheads and room mics. Use in x/y, spaced pair, or ORTF to capture beautiful stereo images of acoustic instruments or group performances. Save $50 by buying a pair of Delphinas in a single blue case with custom-cut foam.

TECHNICAL SPECS:

  • TRANSDUCER TYPE: condenser, large (26 mm) diaphragm

  • POLAR PATTERN: cardioid

  • FREQUENCY RESPONSE: 20 - 15K hz (-3dB)

  • SENSITIVITY: -38.9dB (11 mV/Pa)

  • OUTPUT IMPEDANCE: <50 Ohm

  • NOISE LEVEL (A-weighted): <14 dBA

  • POWER REQUIREMENT: +48V phantom power

  • WEIGHT: 1 lb (4 lbs cased)

  • DIMENSIONS: 8 3/4” x 4” x 1 3/4”; head is 3” in diameter

  • SKU: ETL-DELPHINA

  • View product info with polar pattern & frequency plot

ACCESSORIES:

INCLUDED

  • Metal tool case with foam padding, 11” x 6” x 3"

  • Mic clip

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